For The Record: Dillon Morlock On Goals, Adjustments & More

Our latest For The Record interview features Norwayne (OH) senior Dillon Morlock, the reigning New Balance Nationals Outdoor champion in the shot put who has launched out to a U.S. No. 1 mark in the event. 

The Ohio native has elevated into the nation's top thrower and has aspirations of reaching 70 feet by the time his high school career ends. 

This past week, Morlock uncorked another big one, marking a throw of 65-10 in the shot put at the Youngstown State High School Meet #2. He also won the weight throw with a U.S. No. 2 finish of 69 feet, 2 inches. 


"That's always a double-edged sword, whenever you do something like that. Because then you're like, 'Well, I have to stay at that level. I have to compete at that level. It's a lot of mental training. You have to keep telling yourself, 'You have to keep working,' but also that you shouldn't put too much pressure on yourself."

Interview Segments: 

Dillon enters the indoor season as a returning national champion [2:10]

How things change and allow you to be a better goal-setter [4:00]

Dillon talks about his late grandfather and why he throws for him [6:00]

Dillon breaks down his U.S. No. 1 throw [7:00]

The best environment to throw in [10:30]

Describing what it feels like to have a career throw [12:45]

On training and working in different weights [14:15]

Dillon talks about adding movement to his technique [17:30]

On the dream of hitting 70 feet by the end of his HS career [20:45]

Dillon's throws training is closer to .... Rocky or Drago? [24:30]

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